If you’ve got cash to burn, and you’re looking for a retro looking camera body with a full frame sensor, than look no further than the new Lieca M.

Replacing Leica’s old CCD sensor, is a completely brand new and built from the ground up 24-megapixel CMOS sensor that is said to provide the same great color reproduction as found in previous iterations, yet uses less power and improves lower light capabilities.  Complementing that is Leica’s Maestro processor, which is also found in their Leica S SLR cameras.

True photogs will have to invest in a viewfinder, otherwise you’ll be stuck with the 3-inch 920,000 dot display, which mind you is covered in Gorilla Glass for added durability.  Leica also says the body of the camera is splash proof, not to mention extremely tough thanks to the full-metal body that is manufactured from one piece from high-strength magnesium alloy.

Other features include an ISO of 6400, full HD video capture mode, an “extremely long battery life”, multi-pattern and spot exposure metering, and a whole bunch more stuff.

The all new Leica M will hit retail shelves sometime in the beginning of 2013 with a price tag of about $7,000.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."